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Panasonic NJS Track

Originally belonged to an old pro, Olaf Ludwig, who raced for the Panasonic team decades ago (I think the frameset is from the early 90's, maybe 1991). Bought it from a former bike messenger who rode it day and night for his job, so it has seen some shit. In pretty good condition considering this.

Frame:
Panasonic NJS Track [58cm C-C, Tange Prestige]

Fork/Headset:
Panasonic NJS Track // Shimano 600

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino 75 NJS [165mm] // Sugino 75 NJS [109mm]

Pedals:
Shimano 105 PD-5700-C

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
48:15 // All City // Sugino 75 NJS // KMC Z510HX // Victoire lockring

Handlebars/Stem:
No name road drops // Nitto Jaguar NJS [110mm] // Fizik Superlight bartape

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Italia Flite // Kalloy Uno [ΓΈ26.8mm]

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Suntour Superbe Pro [32h] // DT Swiss spokes // H Plus Son TB14 // Continental GP4000SII [23mm]

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Suntour Superbe Pro [32h] // DT Swiss spokes // H Plus Son TB14 // Continental GP4000SII [23mm]

More Info:
Track use only.

Added by Tijs. Last updated over 1 year ago.

113 Comments

Ronzonatron

Ronzonatron says:

That messenger mustn't have done many jobbies a day considering how good condition this thing's still in lol!Either that or he had it fully wrapped in inner tubes.To messenger on one of Olaf Ludwig's old bikes-omfg!

Posted almost 2 years ago

40degreerake

40degreerake says:

Fricken' beautiful.

Posted over 2 years ago

ghostridethewhip

ghostridethewhip says:

+1

Posted over 2 years ago

quixoticle

quixoticle says:

http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/panasonic...

Posted almost 3 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Give it to me.

Posted almost 3 years ago

CUMBOT

CUMBOT says:

that frame is still on my wish list for santa. i would prefer white bar tape and tubulars but still good looking.

Posted over 3 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

White does look good indeed: https://i.imgur.com/yU9J6ca.png

But the paint is so perfectly setup for these colours that I couldn't resist.

Posted over 3 years ago

CUMBOT

CUMBOT says:

yeah, it's the fizik tape. fell for that one too as you can see on my dasia.^^
but switched cuz of the old rule: sattle and bars need same colors.

Posted over 3 years ago

FABEL

FABEL says:

old rules would ruin the flow of this. grateful you have a great eye past what we're trained to look at.
in your opinion, wouldn't Shamals look crisp on this? they're heavy, but curious how it be without the harshness of blackened components

Posted over 3 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Yeah, the tape is alright.

Regarding Shamals: I don't think they really suit the style of this type of bike, especially since it's a Japanese NJS frame. On top of that they're hard to find and expensive, and they'd had to be clinchers. I think these wheels look nice and they spin well, so with that being said I will not change them. Though Shamal wheels are something else indeed.

Posted over 3 years ago

Dr_Awkward

Dr_Awkward says:

I love tb14s! They're totally at home in this build.

Posted about 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Yeah, they're pretty nice rims!

Posted about 4 years ago

GoldToothRat

GoldToothRat says:

The road drops finish it off nicely I think. Superb bike!

Posted about 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Funny thing; I actually don't really like the look. Probably will be replaced with some Nitto track drops!

Posted about 4 years ago

GoldToothRat

GoldToothRat says:

I'm about to build a Level up and will be moving most parts from my Low over, including the road bars. I like the look on street builds, comfy too. In saying that, track drops will obviously be perfect on this also!

Posted about 4 years ago

HHC

HHC says:

are you still gonna get some nitto drops for this?

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

That's the plan, yes.

Preferably B125's, cause I'm afraid B123's might be too deep. And hopefully a Nitto S65 post to go along with it, in 26.8mm though.

Posted over 4 years ago

franciscomartins

franciscomartins says:

This one is supreme!
Featured on http://www.daemoncycling.com/ ;)

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Thanks for the mention!

Posted over 4 years ago

ocklarock

ocklarock says:

super sharp. Trophy case

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Thanks dude!

Posted over 4 years ago

nyomanaji

nyomanaji says:

whoa...what a clean bike.. love it !

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Thanks! I clean it regularly ;)

Sweet Umezawa! Nice colour. Never seen that before.

Posted over 4 years ago

ardygunawan

ardygunawan says:

i'm deeply in love with this Panasonic, i cri :")

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Don't cry! It will al be alright. And thanks!

Posted over 4 years ago

j-Galland

j-Galland says:

Very Nice!

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Thank you!

Posted over 4 years ago

BRKLSS

BRKLSS says:

Im in love with this bike, very clean build

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Thanks! Yeah, nothing super exotic but I think the parts match the frame.

Too bad about your back problems. Sweet Affinity though.

Posted over 4 years ago

Sebastian

Sebastian says:

Wow, that actually looks amazing for an ex-work-bike.

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Yeah, it's not too bad. The messenger I bought it from actually bought it from another messenger. There are some paint chips of course and stuff like that, but nothing major fortunately!

Posted over 4 years ago

kill_choi

kill_choi says:

This ties my fave Panasonic NJS.
http://www.fixed.org.au/forums/showthre...

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Yeah, that one is fantastic. I looked it up when I first got the frame. Arguably has better parts and is in better condition, but I love mine all the same!

Posted over 4 years ago

kill_choi

kill_choi says:

I would'nt argue. Yours is fantastic in it's own right. I can't really call one better than the other. The patina on your bike really gives it a little something extra.

I'd love to see it with a Pearl instead of a Jaguar.

Posted over 4 years ago

Robert3210

Robert3210 says:

You live/ride near the the hague?

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Yep! How do you know? ;)

Posted over 4 years ago

Robert3210

Robert3210 says:

volgens mij zag ik je bij De Spartaan in Rijswijk een paar weken terug, bij zo'n fixed gear demo wedstrijdje.

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Klopt ja! Train ook meestal op maandag en donderdag bij De Spartaan met de jongens van Royal.

Posted over 4 years ago

Francium87

Francium87 says:

Saw this on LFGSS, with all your hesitations about bar tape/saddle. Nice bike, love the classical Panasonic paint scheme.
Congratulation for your front page here :)

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Yeah, it was a bit of a struggle. But in the end I think this is the best combination out there. Thanks!

Posted over 4 years ago

jadias

jadias says:

Featured! Great job - one of my favourite forum bikes. :D

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Thanks man.

Really like your Peloton as well.

Posted over 4 years ago

jadias

jadias says:

Thanks, she's finally finished (I think!) - nice pics soon :)

I've gotta get down to London's famous London for one of these NJS rides...

Posted over 4 years ago

DoctorLarch

DoctorLarch says:

Perfect.

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

I concur!

Posted over 4 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

Without a doubt my favorite Panasonic - you have fantastic taste my friend! Enjoy

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Thanks, that's a real nice compliment!

Posted over 4 years ago

Maturecraftridesbike

Maturecraftridesbike says:

I agree! Sweet Frame and Build!

Posted over 4 years ago

lockling

lockling says:

well done!

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Thank you!

Amazing Laser you have there.

Posted over 4 years ago

AL2

AL2 says:

oh my..... :O

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

:)

Posted over 4 years ago

Rushing

Rushing says:

Man, if I were the creator of this frame set and saw this build; I would cry my eyes out. Just pure beauty!

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Thanks. I like to think I did the frame justice.

Posted over 4 years ago

Phillip_Ino

Phillip_Ino says:

Stunning! Love the touches of blue and how they match just right. Great build!

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Thanks. Yeah, the matching blue bartape was a lucky finishing touch!

Posted over 4 years ago

Badsam123

Badsam123 says:

Woah, wicked build man!

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Thanks!

It took some time, but now it's finally build up to my liking.

Posted over 4 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

Yes! I knew this had to be featured! Super Solid bike once again.

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Thanks again!

Posted over 4 years ago

RBJKT

RBJKT says:

Arrived at this bike via lfgss- beautiful frameset, lovely job on the build

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Thank you! I'm pleased with the result as well.

Any pictures from your RIH yet?

Posted over 4 years ago

RBJKT

RBJKT says:

Coming soon! Should've done it 5 years ago.. or in the summer.. waiting on a nice Sunday. Till then I'm busy building a new fixed weapon :)

Posted over 4 years ago

wiedo

wiedo says:

Awesome photos.. must have been an expensive camera you used ;)!

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

The camera was nice, albeit I borrowed it from a guy which was kind of an asshole.. :3

Posted over 4 years ago

baileyspegar

baileyspegar says:

proper!!!

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Thanks!!

Sweet 'Dale you got there!

Posted over 4 years ago

dogukanaksu

dogukanaksu says:

wow... This is a Panasonic POS and team Panasonic paint & decal works... Great!

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Thanks!

Yeah, the paint is quite nice. Really like it.

Posted over 4 years ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

The frame is NJS? That gentle curve to the seattube seems like it would be against regulation. Beautiful bike regardless. Awesome paintjob.

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Thanks.

It has the NJS stamp on the bottom bracket, so I think so: http://i.imgur.com/z0Dm63V.jpg

Posted over 4 years ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

Yep. That's the deal. Awesome pick up.

Posted over 4 years ago

tricksonafixed

tricksonafixed says:

Lovely

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Thanks!

I like your GTB, nicely man-sized.

Posted over 4 years ago

stewart13

stewart13 says:

awesome!

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

I thought so!

Nice GT! A Kinesis you say? Do you know the difference between a GTB/Pulse? Anyway looking good!

Posted over 4 years ago

stewart13

stewart13 says:

Pulse is better aluminum I'm pretty sure. Don't quote me on that. And it originally comes with a Kinesis aluminum fork where as the GTB comes with a steel one.

Posted over 4 years ago

kobe

kobe says:

Nice bike man... :)
Als je haar ook wilt verkopen
ik was net te laat op mp ;)

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Haha, thanks. Zie je naam geregeld op Marktplaats voorbij komen. Ik was net op tijd!

Je bent niet de eerste die al interesse getoond heeft in het frame! Ben niet van plan hem (snel) te koop te zetten; hij zit als gegoten en rijdt heerlijk. Maar zal het in mijn achterhoofd houden.

Nice Zeus frame! Plannen om het op te bouwen?

Posted over 4 years ago

kobe

kobe says:

Hehe...mocht je je ooit bedenken ik wil haar graag van je overnemen en in mijn collectie hebben... ;)

thanks man ik ben nu een jaar bezig met de zeus..komt full zeus pista groep op..

Posted over 4 years ago

Neilskees

Neilskees says:

Awesome, well done!

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Thank you!

What about you? No current bike?

Posted over 4 years ago

Neilskees

Neilskees says:

I had an overuse knee injury that kept me from cycling for a while but i just bought a Surly
Steamroller and will probably post when i get the setup right. Realized i havent been on the site in a while so thought i would browse and had to give you props on this! /Love steel frames and ecspecially Panasonics and Bridgestones.

Posted over 4 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

Super solid! Liking the new cockpit

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Thanks! Yeah, the Jaguar was a sure thing. And compact drops weren't really period correct so to say.

I like you Muirandessi! Very clean and nice paint.

Posted over 4 years ago

CUMBOT

CUMBOT says:

... so much yeah...

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

:D

Posted over 4 years ago

Bakalz

Bakalz says:

its been a long time since that frame was made but its still looking nice. nice set up!

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Yeah, I believe it's from the early 90's, 1991 maybe? But I'm not sure.

If anyone has more information about this frame, that would be great!

There are some little rust spots, but considering this frame was used by a messenger I'd say it held up pretty well!

Posted over 4 years ago

strange

strange says:

very nice bike! lovely!

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Thanks!

You have a very nice stable yourself. I especially like your Merckx! Great Suntour parts.

Posted over 4 years ago

strange

strange says:

thanks. i bought it that way except the wheelset. its the team stuttgart paint and those bikes were equipped with suntour superbe :-)

Posted over 4 years ago

whisky

whisky says:

nice and classy

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Thanks!

I was just checking out your Pelizzoli; lovely frameset! Almost done yet?

Posted over 4 years ago

rexzxh

rexzxh says:

Such a beautiful beast...

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Thank you!

I have to say your Bishop is just astonishing. From the gorgeous paint (on the frame, the stem and the cranks) to the details like the perforated saddle and bar grips, simply stunning. One of the most beautiful track bikes I have seen.

Posted over 4 years ago

rexzxh

rexzxh says:

Thanks a lot for the compliment! I put too much love in that build,not a single detail keeps untouched,glad you like it!

Posted over 4 years ago

Eingang

Eingang says:

olaf ludwig -the hero of my child hood back in the gdr-times

Posted over 4 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

He was quite the cyclist!

Posted over 4 years ago

imactuallyfullofshit

imactuallyfullofshit says:

What size tire do you have in the front?

Posted almost 5 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

23mm.

Posted almost 5 years ago

_rd

_rd says:

So good!

Posted almost 5 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Thanks, and I like your Masi! Nice setup with the hoods.

Posted almost 5 years ago

_rd

_rd says:

Of course, and thank you! I just shot some new photos that I'll upload soon.

Posted almost 5 years ago

Novelly

Novelly says:

My fav Panasonic I've seen thus far!! And I've seen a lot.

Posted almost 5 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Thanks, that's a great compliment :)

Your GTB is a classic; lovely frame. Are you getting a matching rear tire?

Posted almost 5 years ago

Novelly

Novelly says:

I actually enjoy the look. With both panasonics it's overkill. I'm going with an all new wheelset and tire combo very soon just haven't made up my mind. Any suggestions?

Posted almost 5 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

I don't know what you like or what your budget is dude!

But off the top of my head I think Mavic Ellipses would look sweet. Otherwise maybe some polished H+Son Archetypes laced to a couple of nice hubs? Or a set of deep carbons if you have the cash!

Posted almost 5 years ago

mktng

mktng says:

super clean.
wouldnt change a thing. good choice in everything hah

Posted almost 5 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

I'm also very happy with how it turned out, thanks!

You have an awesome collection of bikes by the way!

Posted almost 5 years ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

So fucking good dude

Posted almost 5 years ago

Tijs

Tijs says:

Thanks!

I like your Superb! I was eyeing one before I bought this frameset. Proper ratty, yours.

Posted almost 5 years ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

Thanks dude. I love it, but this makes me want another steel track bike on top of it.
Perfect build!

Posted almost 5 years ago